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by mk209
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Double duty mark mystery maker.....
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Double duty mark mystery maker.....

....also the fact that it is top marked tends to lend theory it is a later spoon, an odd one for sure.
by mk209
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Double duty mark mystery maker.....
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Double duty mark mystery maker.....

It was great to be able to buy this teaspoons and get the chance to study it as it’s clearly from 1797 with the double duty mark but who is I.C? https://i.postimg.cc/fbhh8P4T/49-E84048-F33-F-4-AB0-A58-B-3-C1-EB716-B781.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/hGbR60g8/B8-F193-BC-7-DD2-4032-B247-9-C737429-C6-CD.jpg ...
by mk209
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Teaspoon marked IS Q IS
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Teaspoon marked IS Q IS

Ah that’s great, thanks Trev. My thinking was correct. This seems to be a grouping of North American silver then.
by mk209
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Teaspoon marked IW + 3 trees?
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Teaspoon marked IW + 3 trees?

Thanks Trev, I have no idea what it’s supposed to be, really strange marks.
by mk209
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Butter knife pseudo marks F.B and H
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Butter knife pseudo marks F.B and H

Really nice fiddle pattern butter knife but again no idea where it’s from. Nice pseudo lion and duty stamp. The H is odd but maybe H is for Halifax? Maker is F.B. This was purchased along with the other 2 teaspoons see posts. https://i.postimg.cc/9QscxgQH/23-BC2777-F94-B-4-B9-A-9-FDF-4-DC50-E36-BC47...
by mk209
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Teaspoon marked IS Q IS
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Teaspoon marked IS Q IS

This the second teaspoon bought together. Any ideas? Maybe the q is for Quebec?

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by mk209
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Teaspoon marked IW + 3 trees?
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Teaspoon marked IW + 3 trees?

This is one of three items purchased together (see the other posts) I really have no idea where this comes from? Looks Colonial or Provincial. https://i.postimg.cc/767w8HdH/8468-E5-A8-120-C-44-DE-A42-E-46-B483-CDE3-D7.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/3NT7KMQg/A6-C7-BADA-6574-4-FC7-9026-C69-DB22454-B9.jpg Matt
by mk209
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: I.Mc Sugar Tongs
Replies: 6
Views: 4139

Re: I.Mc Sugar Tongs

This has been ascribed to James McEwan of Glasgow (Possibly) by Edinburgh Incorporation of Goldsmiths.

Matt.
by mk209
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Pseudo marks and maker I.D
Replies: 1
Views: 1848

Pseudo marks and maker I.D

I finally gave in and bought these three tablespoons. As usual things like this get sold as London items, these were sold as 1798 London spoons but they aren’t. Any ideas as I’ve drawn a blank so far? The ‘date’ letter is a G not a C. The back has a slight rib at the top similar to Scottish spoons. ...
by mk209
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Unregistered IR & DD mark?
Replies: 1
Views: 5282

Unregistered IR & DD mark?

I think this is another of those Newcastle partnership early unregistered marks. John Robertson I and David Darling. Nice tongs. Anyone seen this mark before?

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by mk209
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: WZ William Zeigler spoons
Replies: 1
Views: 2354

WZ William Zeigler spoons

I have not come across this mark before of William Zeigler. From the marks it would appear they date around 1797-1805.
Does anyone know if he made much silver?

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by mk209
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: James Hamilton spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 2724

Re: James Hamilton spoon

Thanks Trev, that’s great news! 8oz is really not much. The teaspoon weighs 15g so there’s a possibility of only 16/17 teaspoons but probably much less. It would be interesting to know if like the Exeter records the list of items is known. This is nearly as good as the James Niner one of only two te...
by mk209
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: James Hamilton spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 2724

James Hamilton spoon

Not sure if James Hamilton made much as his working career wasn’t that long and I’ve not seen items by him until now? Here’s a fiddle without shoulders teaspoon from 1825: http://i68.tinypic.com/fz5ele.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/23izbz9.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/2d9she1.jpg Matt.
by mk209
Mon May 27, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: BN - who is the maker?
Replies: 2
Views: 2570

Re: BN - who is the maker?

That was my fear Trev! :-)

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by mk209
Mon May 27, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: BN - who is the maker?
Replies: 2
Views: 2570

BN - who is the maker?

Can’t seem to find who BN is? Very typical Irish brightcut teaspoon which I think dates from 1794-6 going the shape of the duty marks.

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by mk209
Sat May 25, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: James Niner - an extremely rare maker......
Replies: 2
Views: 7745

Re: James Niner - an extremely rare maker......

Here is the list of the 22 items sent to assay by James Niner:

1 Box
2 Lancet cases
1 Breast plate
1 Cup
1 Fork
1 Ladle
4 Salt Ladles
4 Medals
1 Pair of spectacles
2 Mustard spoons
1 Tablespoon
2 Teaspoons
1 Gold ring

Source: Miles Harrison - Exeter & West Country Silver.
by mk209
Sat May 25, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: James Niner - an extremely rare maker......
Replies: 2
Views: 7745

James Niner - an extremely rare maker......

.....In fact James Crosswood Niner of 44 King st, Devonport, Plymouth, only ever sent 2 teaspoons to assay! Here is one of them dated 1825: http://i63.tinypic.com/2h3d6bm.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/1pb6nd.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/2nlsad5.jpg In his book Miles Harrison has noted that James is recor...
by mk209
Wed May 22, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: IH Joseph Hicks? Bright cut teaspoons
Replies: 7
Views: 7561

Re: IH Joseph Hicks? Bright cut teaspoons

This is just what I’ve been looking for, a dateable example. It’s a brightcut tablespoon dated 1787.


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by mk209
Fri May 17, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: I.G and pseudo lion 1730’s style sugar tongs
Replies: 2
Views: 2467

Re: I.G and pseudo lion 1730’s style sugar tongs

Ok thanks Trev, the lion looked a bit odd but the 1740’s lions did vary quite a bit. I haven’t enough good marks here to check as most 1740’s marks are squashed or worn! These marks were quite good.
by mk209
Fri May 17, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: I.G and pseudo lion 1730’s style sugar tongs
Replies: 2
Views: 2467

I.G and pseudo lion 1730’s style sugar tongs

These 1730’s style sugar tongs are marked on both the finger rings with I.G and a pseudo lion. Any idea who the maker and where they come from? http://i66.tinypic.com/v597yv.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/b5mkpc.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/106f37m.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/2hpiq77.jpg Matt.

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